Memberships and Organizations

ARRL

I am a member of the ARRL. It is a great organization and a great value for membership. I pay ten to fifteen times the dues to my medical organizations. The League provides the best value of any organization I belong to. I cannot thank the staff in Newington enough for all that they do.

The Twin City DX Association

I belong to the TCDXA, one of the permiere DX clubs in the USA. It is a great group of hams who help one another build stations, learn the skills of DXing and become better operators. http://www.tcdxa.org/ is the web site. Check out the newsletter Grayline http://www.tcdxa.org/newsletter.html#newsletter .

Minnesota Wireless Association (MWA)

I belong to the upper midwest contest group, the MWA. It is a superb group of contesters and first class operators who promote radiosport. I have learned a lot from these friends. http://www.w0aa.org/

Missouri DX and Contest Club

I am a proud member of this organization dedicated to Dxing. Ron Lowrance has organized a nice group of hams who are serious about the hobby.

Northern California DX Foundation

I am a donating member of the NCDXF. It sponsors more DxExpeditions annually than any other organization and promotes DXing. It is an organization every DXer should donate to. http://www.ncdxf.org/   

Quarter Century Wireless Association

I joined the QCWA after 34 years of hamming. I guess I am an old-timer now.

CW Operators Club

I was an early member of the CWOC. It is a great group of hams who are promoting the use of CW, Radio sport and first class operating skills. I encourage you to join. http://www.cwops.org/ 

Rochester Amateur Radio Club

I belong to the local ham club. It is a great group of public service minded operators. http://www.rarchams.org/   

BIAS - Byron Institute of Auroral Studies (maybe also the Big antennas installers support group)

I belong to the exclusive BIAS club of SE Minnesota. It is a group of ham operators dedicated to the culinary arts and antenna raising. Or, we eat breakfast together weekly and work on each others antennas. This group is largely responsible for my tower installation! You can find us at 144.440 on FM

B1Z

I am an honorary member of the Beijing club. This is a first class group of operators who are serious about Radio Sport contesting and are ambassadors of amateur radio. It was a privilege to visit them in May 2007.

CQ / QST / NCJ/ DX magazine / QRZ DX / Daily DX

I subscribe regularly to these magazines, newsletters and websites. They are the most helpful sources of information and are great values in the amateur radio community.

PVRC Webinars

I really enjoy the webinars Ken organizes through the Potomac Valley Radio Club. This is one radio club I hope to join some day! Check out the recorded and archived webinars at http://www.pvrc.org/

  

  

  

  

  


 I use a
Force 12 Magnum 240 N two element yagi for 40meters.  It is 85% full size and has <2:1 SWR from 7.000 Mhz through 7300 Mhz. I consistently receive 5-9 plus plus signal reports from DX stations.Several have asked me what antenna I am using.

 

Many 40 meter yagis interact with 15 meter yagis. This onedoes not  It can be stacked within 5 feet of another yagi.

 

  • It is an easy antenna to assemble and I had Tom Schiller (N6BT) install a special switch to make it more broad-banded across all of 40meters.  Tom can build you this antenna anytime you want.

  

  

 

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